The Oar Master’s Cup Race is the only annual dory rowing competition which pits single rowers against one another in multiple heats over a set course to determine the fastest singles rower in the USA . The 2013 course will begin at the Maritime Center pier and proceed out around Ten Pound Island and back (1.75 miles). Heats will be limited to 4 dories provided by the IDRC and the fastest time will be crowned the Oar Master 2013. This annual race will take place this Sunday, September 29th at 10 AM (best viewed from, and rowers report to Maritime Gloucester Center …dories will be towed over). The Oar Master’s Cup race is open to all IDRC members and you do not need to be an advanced rower to compete. As long as you can navigate the course, you are encouraged to sign up and enjoy a great day of rowing and camaraderie with your friends from the IDRC!!!
As a special tribute, the 2013 Oar Master’s Cup Race will be dedicated in memory of IDRC member Mike Regan of Springfield , MA . Mike was a fan of dory rowing and loved to get out for a row in a dory when visiting Gloucester . He passed away suddenly last month and will be dearly missed by his friends and family. All members are encouraged to come down and row or watch, then join us for a light luncheon to celebrate life and Mike.
Please shoot me an email if you would like to register to race or if you can help with race logistics on Sunday.
Len Robertson 2011 Oar Master with the cup